Pecan Sandies are buttery, nutty, and chewy cookies that are anything but basic and loaded with lots of sweet delicious flavor. Simple to make and incredibly tasty.
- ½ cup butter, softened
- ½ cup granulated sugar
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1 large egg yolk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ½ cup finely chopped pecans
Begin the recipe by preheating the oven to 350 degrees F. and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
Next use an electric hand mixer or stand mixer on medium speed to mix together the ½ cup butter and ½ cup granulated sugar until light and fluffy.
Reduce the speed of the mixer to low and slowly add in the 1 cup all-purpose flour, ¼ teaspoon salt, and continue mixing until combined.
Add in the 1 large egg yolk and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract. Lastly, add in the ½ cup chopped pecans and mix at low speed just until the ingredients are combined.
Scoop the dough using a cookie scoop to form a 1-inch small cookie ball (about 1 tablespoon), place it on the prepared baking sheet. Gently press down to flatten the top and form each cookie.
Place the cookie sheet into the oven to bake for about 8 to 10 minutes until the cookies are set and the bottom has lightly browned.
Carefully remove from the oven and allow the cookies to cool on the sheet for 5 minutes before removing them to cool on the rack completely. Enjoy!
Store the pecan sandies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 4 days.
Calories: 350kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 71mg | Sodium: 234mg | Potassium: 69mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 519IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 1mg